This week is for the gays (and their allies). That’s right, San Francisco’s largest party of the year has finally arrived with SF Pride events taking over the 7x7 and beyond all week/end long.
Plus, embrace warmer nights with outdoor films in Marin and Oakland, pick up chef Reem Assil's new cookbook, have a tarot card–influenced cocktail flight at Hilda and Jesse, experience the very best of Wine Country at Taste of Sonoma, celebrate 124 years of decolonization at the Philippine Independence Crawl, and much more.
Have a gay one!
Don your blue and gold to cheer on the NBA champs at the Warriors Victory Parade. The event kicks off with a special ceremony at 10:20am before the procession begins, at the base of Market Street at 11:20am, and makes its way up to 8th Street; Monday.
In anticipation of the longest day of the year, Grace Cathedral will host a celebration of light and music. Savorsignature cocktails, local craft beers, and bistro bites while enjoying films from around the globe and live opera performances; Monday, 8pm to 9:30pm. // Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at gracecathedral.org.
A free musical celebration takes over the cityon Tuesday, the longest day of the year, with concerts in the streets, sidewalks, and parks for Make Music San Francisco. // Plan your experience using the music map checklist at makemusicday.org.
At San Francisco Design Week, witness the unique intersection of ideas, design, business, and entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future. Enjoy studio tours, events, exhibitions, and conversations with the designers shaping architecture, fashion, product design, and more; Tuesday to Saturday. // sfdesignweek.org
Celebrate the beginning of summer at one of the few ocean-front restaurants in the city. Beach Chalet will host a special four-course "Summer Solstice" meal paired with wine from Navarro Winery and spectacular sunset views; Tuesday at 7pm. // Beach Chalet, 1000 Great Hwy (Golden Gate Park); tickets at beachchalet.com.
Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire bring their generation-spanning, family-BBQ-crowd-pleasers to Shoreline Amphitheatre on Tuesday and Concord Pavilion on Wednesday, both at 7pm. // Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy (Mountain View), livenation.com ; Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd. (Concord), livenation.com
Fans of Betches' U Up? podcast won't want to miss their Bay Area live tour stop this week. Catch hosts Jordana Abraham and Jared Freid IRL with fun segments like live dating app makeovers, the fan-favorite red flag deal-breaker game, and more; Tuesday at 8pm. // Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St. (Marina); tickets at ticketmaster.com.
Say it loud at the Oakland Black Pride Festival.Oakland Black Pride has got your Pride itinerary on lock with an opening reception dinner with Chef Zeus, a queer pub crawl, expo and marketplace, and The Black Pride Party. The weekend ends with a bang at the MasQueerade Gala; Wednesday to Sunday. // Various locations (Oakland); details at oaklandblackpride.org.
It's the Castro Theatre's 100th Birthday, y'all! Celebrate the longest continually family-owned movie palace in the United States with a full day of movies filmed in San Francisco; Wednesday, 10:30am to 8:15pm. // Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St. (Castro); tickets at apeconcerts.com.
Celebrate the glorious era of '90s queer culture in the Mission at Chloe Sherman's fresh fine art photography retrospective, Renegade San Francisco;through July 23. // Schlomer Haus Gallery, 2128 Market St. (Castro), noon to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment; schlomerhaus.com.
Thank you to our partners at Schlomer Haus Gallery.
Catch Oakland's very own Zendaya in Spider-Man: No Way Homeat a special outdoor screening for Jack London Square's free Waterfront Flicks series; Thursday at 8pm. // Marina Lawn, Jack London Square (Oakland); details at jacklondonsquare.com.
From a live dating show to a performance from SF’s only all-Black drag troupe, Cal Academy's special Pride edition of NightLife will celebrate the SF LGBTQ+ community with an exciting night of self-expression and equality; Thursday, 6pm to 10pm. // California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at calacademy.org.
Satisfy your thirst with cocktails, *hot* models, drag bartenders, and a live DJ—all while raising funds for the San Francisco LGBTQ+ Center; Thursday, 6pm to 9:30pm. // Dirty Habit, 12 Fourth St. (SoMa); reservations at opentable.com.
Experience the redwoods like never before. Just a few hours north of San Francisco, the historic Skunk Train has run weekly trips out of both Fort Bragg and Willits since 1885 and continues to transport visitors along the world-famous Redwood Route over historic trestle bridges, along gently wending tributaries, and deep into primeval redwood canyons. Don't miss their custom-build new railbikes experience. // For more info, go to skunktrain.com.
Thank you to our partners at Skunk Train.
Join celebrity chef, two-time James Beard Award semifinalist, and owner of Reem's California, Reem Assil, for the release of her new cookbookArabiyya: Recipes From the Life of an Arab in Diaspora; Friday, 6pm to 9pm. // Restore Oakland, 1419 34th Ave. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com.
A Marin win-win for parents and kids: Hog Island Oyster Co. and Club House Caravan for one, and a free, outdoor screening of the original 101 Dalmations for the other; Friday, 6pm to 8pm. // Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Cr. (Larkspur); details at marincountrymart.com.
Lip Sync for Your Eternal Life with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Participants get discounted admission and the chance to win a two-night stay at any Viceroy Hotel in North America; Friday, 6pm to 10pm. // Hotel Zeppelin, 545 Post St. (TenderNob); tickets at eventbrite.com.
Tap into the intuition of the High Priestess through a guided tarot reading accompanied by a beverage flight tailored to your cards at Hilda and Jesse; Friday at 7:30pm. // Hilda and Jesse, 701 Union St. (North Beach); tickets at resy.com.
Hold onto your stilettos everyone, Project RunGay ExDRAGaganza is back! Get your brunch and bottomless cocktails fix while new drag hopefuls compete to be crowned winner of the drag and runway show; Saturday, 1pm to 4pm. // Dirty Habit, 12 Fourth St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com.
One of Sonoma County’s most highly anticipated events of the year, Taste of Sonoma, will include a walk-around wine tasting, guided wine seminars, garden tours, premium wine experiences, food trucks, themed lounges, and more; Saturday, 11am to 4pm. // Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens; 5007 Fulton Rd. (Santa Rosa); tickets at tasteofsonoma.com.
The San Francisco Dyke March is back for its 30th year and will bring together thousands of people together to advocate on issues against oppression, racism, sexism, homophobia, and poverty; Saturday at 5pm. // Dolores & 18th St. (Castro); details at thedykemarch.org.
The San Francisco Pride Parade returns, along with celebrations at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday from 12pm to 6pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 6pm. This area will be the entertainment hub for the weekend with live music stages, food and drink vendors, merch, and more. The parade starts at 10:30am on Sunday at Market and Beale Streets, and ends at Market and 8th Streets. // Details at sfpride.org.
Settle in at the gorgeous Oxbow RiverStage in Napa for a dreamy set from Norah Jones and opening act Regina Spektor; Saturday, 5:30pm to 7pm. // Oxbow Commons, 1268 McKinstry St. (Napa); tickets at oxbowriverstage.com.
Get a taste of music history and sway to new tunes in the same studios that have recorded ob Marley and Stevie Nicks at this intimateTiqets x Sofar Sounds produced event; Saturday at 7:30pm. // Record Factory, (Sausalito); tickets at sofarsounds.com.
You better get yourself to 620 Jones for the second annual Mr. Queen San Francisco Gay Pride daytime party. There will be food, drinks, dancing, go-go dancers, and more on Jones' "rooftop" patio; Saturday at 11am. // 620 Jones St. (TenderNob); tickets at tixr.com.
Uncover your new favorite tradition at the first-annual Castro Family Pride Block Party. This joyous Pride festival features something for everyone, like photos with the fabulous Castro Unicorn, a petting zoo, drag queen storytime and performances, and an all-day art mart; Saturday, 11am to 5pm. // Noe St at Market St.(Castro); details at castromerchants.com.
Embrace the first official week of summer and your finest rave attire at the Desert Hearts Pride weekend boat party with DJs Mikey Lion, Marbs, Porky, special guest Bruja, and unbeatable views of the Bay; Saturday, 8pm to 12am. // The San Francisco Belle, Pier 3; tickets at eventbrite.com.
Party poolside with a stacked lineup of DJs at The Phoenix Hotel. The two-day Mighty Real Pride Weekender will feature David Morales, Derrick Carter, DJ Heather, Tedd Patterson, Robin S, and more; Saturday, 12pm to 7pm. // The Phoenix Hotel. 601 Eddy St. (Tenderloin); tickets at eventbrite.com.
Celebrate 124 years of decolonization with food, music, art, and culture at the Philippine Independence Crawl; Sunday, 12pm to 6pm. // Mission St. between 6thand 4th St. (SoMa); details at kapwagardens.com.
Toast to the arrival of summer at Carneros Resort and Spa's Summer Soirée. Sip on Chandon garden spritz cocktails and beer while savoring summer-inspired canapes from the soon-to-debut pizza oven. Plus, live music and lawn games to keep you entertained; Sunday, 1pm to 4pm. // Culinary Gardens at Carneros Resort and Spa, 4084 Sonoma Hwy (Napa); tickets at carnerosresort.com.
Shop small businesses at Head West's outdoor marketplace for local makers, crafters, designers, and artists. This kid and most importantly, dog-friendly event also includes live music, food and drinks, and more; Sunday, 11am to 5pm. // Patricia's Green (Hayes Valley); details at headwestmarketplace.com.
Celebrate Pride with Juanita More! The iconic queen's community-centric bash at 620 Jones is one of the hottest tickets in town with proceeds benefitting the Q Foundation, an SF-based nonprofit that's building a community where all people feel safe to live; Sunday, 12pm to 7pm. // 620 Jones St. (TenderNob); tickets at juanitamore.com.
For even more SF Pride week events, check out our Big Gay To-Do 2022.